Taking a holiday with the family is a great way to relax and recharge, but whether you are at home or not, plumbing disasters can happen. We at Synergy Plumbing Service would like to remind you to take the time before your holiday to look over your home insurance policy to make sure you are covered for leaks and water damage so there are no unwanted surprises upon your return.
Plumbing disasters happen from time to time so when you water issues, trust our skillful plumbers in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, and Belton to make it right. Here are just a few issues that can happen while you are out with the family.
The most common time of year for burst pipes is during the winter months, but old pipes can actually burst at any time. It is estimated that one in every five insurance claims are from burst pipes where water escaped into the home. Before you go away for any extended period of time, turn off the main water supply to the home. Water can rise quickly when pipes bursts leading to much more damage than a simple pipe repair so turning off the water whilst you are away is a good idea.
Your boiler can breakdown at any time leading to costly repairs is left alone. Most insurance agencies have a clause to specifically cover emergencies such as boiler breakdowns and cover units up to 15 years old. If your unit happens to be older than that, it might be a good idea to have it replaced as soon as possible to avoid any costly emergency repairs in the near future. Synergy Plumbing Services can repair or replace a unit quickly and offer emergency services in the case you return to find your unit inoperable or leaking vital coolant. We can also offer extended warranties on a range of superb boiler units.
Prepare Before Leaving
Even though you cannot always prevent every emergency, you can take measures to minimise plumbing risks. The first thing you should always do is to review your policy and talk things over with your insurance agency. The next thing is to prepare the home for your departure by turning you heating system to a lower setting. Should you intend on staying away from the residence for more than 60 days, it might be a good idea to turn off plumbing and electricity completely.
We at Synergy Plumbing Services want you to enjoy your time away without having to return and face plumbing issues, but should a problem arise, do not hesitate to call our highly experienced plumbers in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, and Belton.